Published on: January 08, 2010
Lone Star College System, the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas, celebrates the opening of its newest campus, LSC-University Park, on Jan. 19 with the beginning of the spring semester.
“This represents a promised fulfilled,” said Dr. Richard Carpenter, LSCS chancellor.
“Community leaders approached Lone Star College in 2007 requesting that a new university be established in the northwest Harris County area. The opening this month of LSC-University Park is another step toward fulfilling that vision,” Carpenter said.
This 1.2 million square foot of space, located at SH249 and Louetta Road, will include a new university center, the former LSC-Willow Chase center, Lone Star Corporate College, LSC-Online and the new high-tech Lone Star College Conference Center, which marked its official opening in December.
The LSC-University Park buildings have been renovated with new stairwells, hallways and other amenities, and transformed into modern, high-tech classroom space for the classes that will begin Jan. 19 for Lone Star students. Each floor also includes comfortable student lounge and study areas with computers.
The new university center, which is located in the building right next door to the LSC-University Park classrooms, is slated for opening later in the spring with multiple university partners.
Penny Westerfeld, interim CEO of LSC-University Park, said that she is eager to get the semester underway.
“Given the imagination of the employees, faculty and community, the opportunities for LSC-University Park are limitless,” Westerfeld said. “In partnership with our community here, we can do anything.
“Students in this community will have a four-year plan with the universities right here on site,” she said.
A new full-service bookstore is already in operation at LSC-University Park and the on-site cafeteria, in partnership with Luby’s, will be open when classes begin.
In addition, a new Veterans Affairs Center, which is available now to serve veterans as needed, will observe an official grand opening a little later in the spring semester.
Registration for classes ends on Jan. 16 and interested students can go to LoneStar.edu/registration for more information.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center @ Montgomery, LSC-University Center @ University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 59,000 students in credit classes last fall, LSCS is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.